Famous Abstract Expressionist Artists

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Vote up the best Abstract Expressionist artists.

List of famous abstract expressionism artists, with images, bios, and information about their notable works. All the greatest artists associated with the abstract expressionism movement are included here, along with clickable names for more details on that particular painter or sculptor. You might also be interested in famous post-impressionist artists and famous rococo artists. These notable abstract expressionism period artists are organized by popularity, so the best artists are at the top of the list. If you think the best abstract expressionism artist isn't as high as they should be then be sure to give them an upvote.

List ranges from Jackson Pollock to Jasper Johns, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the most famous abstract expressionism artists?" and "Who are the best abstract expressionism artists?"

Almost every well-known or influential figure in this movement is listed below. You can use the artists in this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. 


  • 1
    199 VOTES
    • Artworks: No. 5, 1948, Untitled, Bird, Stenographic Figure
    • Birthplace: Cody, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Mark Rothko
    Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Fair use
    2
    142 VOTES
    • Artworks: Green and Maroon, Ochre and Red on Red, Orange and Red on Red, Green and Tangerine on Red, No. 10
    • Birthplace: Europe, Latvia, Northern Europe, Daugavpils, Baltic states
    • Associated periods or movements: Color Field, Abstract expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America, Russian Empire
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Helen Frankenthaler
    Photo: user uploaded image
    • Artworks: Interior Landscape, Jacob's Ladder, Chairman of the Board
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York
    • Associated periods or movements: Color Field, Abstract expressionism, Post-painterly abstraction, Lyrical abstraction
    • Nationality: United States of America
    • Art Forms: Painting
  • Hans Hofmann
    Photo: user uploaded image
    4
    49 VOTES
    • Artworks: City Horizon, Fruit Bowl with Apples, Table--Version II, Kaleidos, Cathedral
    • Birthplace: Weißenburg in Bayern, Germany
    • Associated periods or movements: Abstract expressionism
    • Nationality: United States of America, Germany
    • Art Forms: Painting